This family on TikTok shared a brilliant trick for taking passport photos of cranky toddlers, which involves disguising oneself in a bedsheet while holding the child in front of the camera, and viewers are in hysterics over the relatable stunt.
TikTokers Gabby and Christian Carlin (@thecarlinfamily) are busy parents and vloggers who frequently post clips of fun family moments with their children, Audrey and Asher. One of their videos features a clever hack for successfully taking passport photos of fussy toddlers using a bedsheet, and viewers are in stitches over the creative method.
However, as shown in the following footage, Christian has a solution and covers himself with a white bedsheet that matches the photo backdrop.
The clip then cuts to a shot of Christian, looking like a cartoon ghost, seated in front of the camera and holding his daughter as she has her picture taken.
The final result is a photo of a skeptical-looking Audrey in front of what looks like a wrinkled curtain. “Passport pic or mugshot?” the Carlins joke, as the video comes to a close.
Viewers were highly amused by the Carlins’ crafty passport photo hack.
“We did the same thing for my kid 2 years ago! It is not easy,” mentioned one parent.
“Later in life, tell her a ghost was holding her,” one TikToker recommended.
“Hahaha, thank you for [the] amazing idea,” said another user with a string of laughing emojis.
Getting a toddler to sit still is no easy feat. As the Carlins’ video demonstrates, sometimes a little creativity goes a long way.
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